One of the most prominent figures of the Montenegrin history, a man who has left his unquestionable mark in both Montenegro’s and Serbia’s literature, and the creator of literary works which influenced all great South Slavic writers, Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, commonly referred to as Njegoš, -a Montenegrin Prince-Bishop (vladika), poet and philosopher was remembered and honoured- was remembered and honoured today, again, by the country’s premier, Duško Marković.
Montenegro’s Prime Minister opened the Njegoš’s room in the National Library “Đurđe Crnojević” in the old Montenegrin capital Cetinje. The room contains, according to the Government of Montenegro official webpage, “the first editions of Njegoš’s works in the original, unique translations of Njegoš into world languages, original manuscripts, personal and state letters, his portraits, encyclopaedias in which Njegoš is represented, rare posters of theatre performances with Njegoš as topic or inspiration.”
Referring to Njegoš’s value, Marković said, “Njegoš himself, with the knowledge that encompassed three major European languages (Russian, French, Italian), was aware that the time to come carries loneliness and isolation, and also brings to the forefront the collective and state need for European life and Euro-Atlantic security. Based on similar political views, we confirmed more than a decade ago, but also this year, his state projections and secured Montenegro for good.”
The premier did not forget to mention the uniqueness of Njegoš’s work who created and established a library that every (modern) civilised society deserves, back in the year 1832…/IBNA